Paneer puff step-by-step recipe with photos.
About this recipe
Paneer puffs are crispy, flaky, savoury puff pastries with a flavourful cottage cheese filling. A perfect tea time snack. Back in India, these goodies are one of the most popular tea time snack available in almost all bakeries. I loved vegetable puff as a kid, which was nothing but puff pastries filled with a spicy vegetable filling. But these delicious savoury puffs are not available in stores outside India. But what is easily available are ready-to-use frozen puff pastry sheets, and with them, making these paneer puffs are super easy. I have never tried making puff pastry sheets at home. The store-bought ones are simple to use and so flaky and crispy once baked.
Ingredients to make paneer puff
Puff pastry sheets: I use store-bought puff pastry sheets to make these paneer puffs.
Paneer: Paneer is fresh Indian cottage cheese. You can either make fresh paneer at home or can use store-bought ones.
Onion and capsicum: They form the base of the filling. You can use other vegetables of your choice - example, grated carrot.
Spices: I use cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala, and amchur.
Tips for making the best paneer puff
Make sure there is no moisture content on the filling. If there is any moisture content, increase the flame towards the end of cooking, and let it dry.
Let the puff pastry sheets thaw completely before using. It is best to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
Cut the paneer into small cubes. If they are big chunks, it will be difficult to handle while stuffing them into the puff pastry sheets.
You can alter the spices as per your preferences. For example, if you are making them for kids, you can reduce or skip the chilli powder.
You can bake the paneer puff beforehand and reheat before serving. Always reheat in a preheated oven or air fryer. Do not put them in a microwave.
- is very easy to make and suitable for beginners
- can be baked beforehand and reheated before serving
- can be made in less than 30 minutes
- is great party snack
- absolutely loved by the kids
Crispy, flaky texture with delicious filling is definitely a party pleaser. Prepare these delicious golden treats at home for a perfect tea time snack.
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Paneer puff step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Chop onion and capsicum (I have used a mix of red, green and yellow)
2. Fry onion and capsicum along with spices
3. Add paneer and mix gently
4. Stuffing for the puff ready
5. Cut puff pastry sheets into 4 squares
6. Add prepared filling on each square and seal the edges
7. Apply milk wash using a brush
8. Bake until the puffs are golden and crispy